Globe and Mail – Canada

Trump budget plan will not cut Social Security, Medicare: Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Trump would use a major policy speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night to preview some elements of his sweeping plans

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:59 pm

Poisoning of Kim Jong-nam caused paralysis, quick death: Malaysia

Malaysia’s health minister said the dose of nerve agent given to Kim Jong Un’s exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:16 pm

Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremony

Bill Owens, whose son died in an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen, is demanding an investigation into the raid’s planning

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:06 pm

Actor Bill Paxton dies at age 61 from complications due to surgery

Paxton appeared in dozens of films over the years and his credits included signature works such as 'Aliens,' 'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic'

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 4:36 pm

Puzzlement over Swedish ‘security advisor’ featured on Fox News program

Commentator Bill O’Reilly convened an on-air faceoff between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a ‘Swedish defence and national security advisor’

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 3:18 pm

Thousands march in Moscow to honour slain Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Marchers called for further investigations into the opposition leader’s death, two years after he was gunned down near the Kremlin walls

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 2:31 pm

Iraqi forces aim to secure Mosul bridge, link up east bank

Army engineers plan to rehabilitate the bridge to allow troops to bring in reinforcements, supplies directly from the eastern side

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 2:19 pm

News 24 – South Africa | Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

Rainstorms and landslides in Chile have killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 7:30 pm | DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 in New Orleans

New Orleans police have identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:01 pm | Poll: Israelis believe Gaza policies hurting security

A new poll shows that 67% of Israelis believe that the government’s policies in the Gaza Strip have worsened security over the past decade.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:01 pm | 13 escape from Philippine jail

At least 13 “high value” detainees facing drug charges stormed out of Philippine jail by cutting through metal bars.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:44 pm | Thousands march in Moscow in memory of Nemtsov

Thousands of Russians have marched through central Moscow in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, two years after he was shot dead.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:02 pm | Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in Homs

Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have pounded a rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs, killing at least three people.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:02 pm | 15 injured in fire at Swedish refugee centre

Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured after a fire broke out at one of the country’s largest refugee centres in southwestern Sweden.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 4:10 pm

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Opinion: Trying to prevent disaster in France

A new alliance of centrist politicians in France is good news for those wanting to prevent Marine Le Pen from winning the French presidential elections. Nonetheless, there is still a looming threat of populist success.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:26 pm

Ethiopia: simpler phone, smarter choice?

The World Mobile Congress gets underway in Barcelona on Monday and one highlight is the reported relaunch of the Nokia 3310. In parts of Africa, simpler phones are coveted because they are robust and cheap.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:29 pm

Two German archaeologists kidnapped in Nigeria have been freed

Police said that no ransom was paid and the two Germans were freed after being kidnapped in Kaduna state. They were seized near a road between Abuja and Kaduna.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 2:20 pm

HRW’s Shakir: Democratic values deteriorating in Israel

The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem has denied HRW regional director Omar Shakir a visa. He tells DW why this puts Israel in the same category as Cuba and North Korea.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 7:24 am

Afghanistan ambassador warns against travel to Pakistan

Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan says fellow Afghans should not travel to the neighboring country. Pakistan closed the border to Afghanistan ten days ago over security concerns folowing a spate of attacks.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 1:45 am

Trump to skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner in latest spat with press

Breaking with tradition, Donald Trump says he won’t attend this year’s high-profile dinner with journalists. The US president has frequently slammed news media he does not like, labeling them the "enemy of the people."

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 12:42 am

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